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On Friday April 8, the Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce welcomed Maker’s Way Studio to town with a meet & greet and ribbon cutting. Maker’s Way offers supplies for making needlecrafts, and carries Jagger Spun, Natural Fiber Products yarns, bamboo, circular needles, crochet hooks, clothing patterns, contemporary fashion fabric, a great selection of locally crafted gifts and more. Owners Mellacent and Misha Thibault are also hosting classes, including beginner knitting on Thursday evenings. Pictured cutting the ribbon are Misha Thibault (L) and Mellacent Thibault (R) surrounded by some very supportive Chamber members. The Studio is open Tuesday – Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 2pm. Located at 6 Washington Street Suite A in the Midtown Mall. Contact them at (207) 324-0340 or

Sanford-Springvale Historical Society President Harland Eastman has donated his personal collection of more than 1,200 antique children’s books to Colby College in Waterville. His gift includes works by Jacob Abbott, his brother John S.C. Abbott, Elijah Kellogg, Sophie May (Rebecca Sophia Clarke) and her sister Penn Shirley (Sarah Jones Clarke), Kate Douglas Wiggin, and her sister Nora Archibald Smith. All of the authors have Maine connections, and many of the volumes are extremely rare. Read the full story here.

The Sanford ATV Club will hold its first meeting of the season on April 20 at 6:00 p.m., location to be determined. If you are a rider, please consider joining and supporting the Club.

The YMCA is taking registrations now for its Summer Camp programs. Camp Marland, held at Bunganut Lake in Lyman, is for kids entering 2nd through 7th grade. Transportation from the Y is provided. Camp Mini-Marland, held at the Y, is for kids entering Kindergarten and 1st grade. Your child can attend either three days or five days per week for up to ten weeks. Breakfast and lunch are provided, and financial assistance is available More info here.

The Sanford Art Association will be meeting at the Goodall Library on April 23 at 10:00 a.m. to plan the upcoming season. All members and those thinking about becoming members are welcome to attend.

Registration is now open for the 2022 season of Sanford Babe Ruth Baseball. For more information and registration, visit

Doing some spring cleaning and need to get rid of old paperwork? Partners Bank is having their annual free Spring Shred event the week of April 25, at all locations.

The Sanford Alumni Association has broken ground on the new ticket booth being constructed at Alumni Stadium. Follow their Facebook page to see the latest updates.

Huttopia is expanding this season. Read all about it in Shawn Sullivan’s article on Seacoast Online.

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